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“Nothing like the one in Jaipur.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chokhi Dhani Restaurant

Chokhi Dhani Restaurant
Amravati enclave, Kalka Road, Panchkula, India
9814915777
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Ranked #11 of 191 Restaurants in Panchkula
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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“Nothing like the one in Jaipur.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Now we all have fond memories of Chokhi dhani Jaipur, right? Its a world in its own, a world so easy to get mellowed in. Its like a cultural feast that is so singular that it has become a Jaipur trip requisite.

I am sure that you all must have felt elated when the name 'Chokhi dhani' started buzzing in our area. I was like 'Finally a delightful respite from the monotonous city stuff' BUT....I know this 'but' must be heart breaking but let me break it to you that oh yeah this is a Chokhi dhani, but one characterised by stolidity. There is no FEEL, you know the feel that gets your feet tapping and your soul swaying, thats not there.

Lets get into details. As you enter, a lady greets you with a tikka and all but there is no spirit or warmth in her doing. You get set to buy your tickets from the Munim ji. There are two categories - a normal one and a royal one with a price difference of about 100 bucks. Premium??? Some added tidbits to the menu and you are served dinner in the Royal dining hall.

Well, then you enter into the main area with huge expectations and are all set to have a ball. This is where your expectations droop down, it may be the secluded area with few activities which are completely in dicordance. Let me put it straight for you, its Kaam Chalaau guys. There is a puppeteer, magician, rope walking, folk singing, dancing, mehndi waali etc. Avoid the counter for khatta meetha snacks like Chaat papdi, golgappe and all, thats all paid and believe me, you have already paid much more than this place deserves. One thing that really bugged me was their constant hope for a tip, I mean thats our choice, right?

Anyway, we kind of shifted our hopes towards the food part. The thali is good but the service is supposed to be extremely hospitable and it is not. We all remember the servers in Jaipur insisting us on having just a bit more. Well, here you've got to call them yourself and ask for re-fillings even though they are catering to such small numbers. Pretty average experience.

The highlight of the whole evening was the khattiya where we laid after the heavy meal, gazing upon the stars, a moment filled with utter romance. Wait, there's another. As per their practice, they adressed my Mithu Mithasiya as 'Seth Ji' which flustered him and made him blush, awwww adorable. All this gaga feeling whooshed away when Mithu said 'That makes you a Sethani my darling' and I snarled at him big time.

My Tip: Up to snuff for a change from the regular addas but don't pin up your hopes as per the Jaipur experience.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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chandigarh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Rajasthan culture, food and ambience all at one place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

At enterance, you get a refreshing drink.. Proceed with various cultural Rajasthani programmes viz puppet show, folk dance, magic show, camel riding, light games for children and adults etc.. Giving a fair glimpse of the Rajasthan.. Proceed for some delicious food waiting inside the restaurant.. Very good ambience.. Instantly you are offered a large radius Thali once you sit.. Get the delicious variety of Rajasthani food.. Once visit must for a family dine.. Well maintained ambience and service quality

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Food was very good, service was okay can approve a notch up.
The best part is there is not limit to what you eat so just kept on eating and eating. Had a upset stomach the next day :)
Though overall a pleasnt experience.

Visited April 2013
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solan
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A nice place to be with family n friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I visited chokhi dhani on 15th march 2013. We reached there by 7 pm. Yhe atmosphere is good. Its just a small replica of chokhi dhani jaipur you have magician folk dancers champi wala rajasthani singers bazigar. The overall atmosphere was very good families were around. The food servef at the restaurant is equally good. Good rajasthani food with gatte ki sabzi dal batti n all. We spent about 2 hours there and enjoyed a lot.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chandigarh
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“A complete evening out with Family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went in October'12, it was bit chilly outside.kids and oldies can not so easily availble Puppet show, a magician, traditional folk dances, in one arena. along with soup and bajra roti. Girls get a mehndi on hands. a paid camel ride and bullock cart ride is great experience.The food is good. sitting arrangment is inside, its clean and dustfree.

Try going for this kinds during the FEB, March & April or OCT- Nov time when u can sit outside and enjoy.else its chilly out side since its all open and you might not be able to sit outside to enjoy the entertainment for long.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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